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Drug Maker Won't Tout AIDS Pill As Preventive

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A drug currently used for the treatment of AIDS patients is showing promise in animal studies as a preventive, but the drug’s maker, Gilead, is keeping a low profile, based partly on fears that Truvada will be seen as a

biomedical condom

that might promote unsafe sex and lead to a backlash against a company that has become a Wall Street darling.